Korean American tops city council bid in Seattle suburb

November 9, 2015
Peter Kwon

Peter Kwon

By The Korea Times Seattle staff

It looks like a Korean American will take the District 3 seat of SeaTac, Washington.

Peter Kwon, 46, received more than 60 percent of votes against opponent Sally Andrew’s 39 percent in the general election last Tuesday.

Kwon, who ran as a non-partisan candidate, had come out on top in the August primaries as well.

SeaTac, a suburb of Seattle, has a population of about 26,900 as of the 2012 U.S. Census.

Kwon is a systems engineer who has worked at Rhapsody, Microsoft, Boeing, the University of Washington and Nordstrom.

He is an immigrant from South Korea.